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Name: Sable Island West End Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: Sable Island, off southeast coast of Nova Scotia, 186 miles east-southeast of Halifax.

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Photo: Canadian Coast Guard
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Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

This lighthouse has been rebuilt and moved several times. The present structure was discontinued on July 1, 2004.

Tower Height: 85

Height of Focal Plane: 105

Description of Tower: White, square, skeleton tower, pyramidal at the bottom, with two red and white rectangular daymarks.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1873: 98-foot white octagonal wooden tower. 1888: 97-foot white octagonal concrete tower with buttresses. 1917: 107-foot square pyramidal skeletal tower. 1951: Square skeleton tower with red and white horizontal daymark , focal plane 90 feet.

Date Established: 1873

Date Present Tower Built: 1980s

Date Deactivated: 2004

Date Automated: c. 1960s

Current Use: Unknown.

Open To Public? No.

Written permission from the Canadian Coast Guard is needed to visit Sable Island.

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Keepers: William Morrison (1872-?), James Horne (c. 1930s), Ralph Robert (c. 1940s), Robert Spears (?-1987), Joseph Blakeney, James Dodd.

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